Potluck Vegan Pinwheels

I hate potlucks!  I hate potlucks, buffets and generally any situation where there is an open, exposed abundance of crap food.  As a vegetarian, I head straight for the wine, and eventually pick at chips and salsa when desperate.  So, when my husband told me his boss was having a potluck this weekend, I knew that I was either making something for me to eat or going hungry.

When I was a kid my mom used to make pinwheels filled with deli meat and cream cheese.  It was her go-to potluck contribution.  They sound disgusting now, but they were always a hit.

I was reminded of these pinwheels when I turned to Pinterest for potluck inspiration.  Pinwheels were everywhere!  The Rainbow Pinwheels, by blogger Dinner at Zoo caught my eye, but I wanted to make a healthier, vegan version of this popular party finger food.  So, with a few easy ingredient swaps the Vegan Pinwheels were created.  I swapped out the deli meat for veggies and the cream cheese for hummus.  I also chose a spinach tortilla wrap over the traditional white flour tortilla.

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No rules in terms of ingredients with this dish.  Choose your favorite greens and veggies.  I picked red and yellow bell peppers, carrots, spinach and avocado.  I also cheated and purchased a package of already shredded coleslaw, but I think next time I would swap out the coleslaw for kale.

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Construction was easy.  Simply spread the hummus on the tortilla, top with veggies and roll.  Once assembled I cut the wrap into 2″ pinwheels.  One wrap yields 3 pinwheels.

Vegan Veggie Pinwheels

 

INGREDIENTS:

Yields 24 Pinwheels

  • 8 large spinach tortilla wraps
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 5 oz container baby spinach
  • Cilantro Lime Hummus (or flavor of your choice)
  • Cabbage or Kale
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Bonus Meal:

I had tortillas and peppers left over, so today I made veggie hummus wraps for lunch.  Same concept, but I added tomato, cucumber and provolone cheese.  I grilled the wrap in the sandwich press for a few minutes before serving.  So, good!!

We had a great time at the potluck yesterday, and the Vegan Pinwheels were enjoyed by all, even the carnivores.

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